Tunisia-At least 17 migrants drown off Tunisia in shipwreck

At least 17 Bengali migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya, while more than 380 were rescued by the coastguard, Reuters reported citing the Tunisian Red Crescent.

The boat sailed from Zuwara, on Libya’s northwest coast, transporting migrants from Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Mali and Bangladesh, the humanitarian organisation said.

“17 Bengali died and more than 380 other migrants rescued in a boat that set off from Libya’s Zuwara towards Europe,” Red Crescent official Mongi Slim said.

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